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Gorgeous Villa and Pool in Prestigious Rancho Santa Fe Gated Community

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 BR/4.5 BA Villa on Scenic Orange Grove with Panoramic Views

Location: Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, California (16 minutes to the Beaches) See Map

Accommodations: 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths

Our home is a beautiful, custom-built Spanish estate situated at the top of the hill on two private, spacious acres. We’re located in the gated community of “The Groves”, formerly a spectacular orange grove situated in the rolling hills of Rancho Santa Fe, and are adjacent to “The Bridges” Championship golf course.

We absolutely love living here. The views are exceptional, the weather is spectacular and we feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful villa. Every room in this fully furnished, 5100 square foot house is large and made more magnificent by vaulted ceilings throughout.

The home’s winning design is centered around a courtyard with an over-sized hot tub and a classic Roman pool (50 feet long!) We spend long days in this courtyard which includes a gorgeous stone dining table with six wrought-iron chairs for evening dinners, as well as an array of premium chairs, lounges and love seats with all-weather mattresses.

The pool area integrates seamlessly with the house, separated by over 20 over-sized floor-to-ceiling doors that open directly onto our courtyards.

The grounds are as beautiful as the interior. We have 30+ orange trees from the original working grove as well as two large rose gardens. The views are gorgeous. We often enjoy watching the hot-air balloons that appear over the horizon in our front yard at sunset.

The amenities are also first class. For outdoor entertaining -- over sized pool, hot tub, porch heaters, porch fans, dramatic lighting and a 52" natural gas grill. For indoor comfort – Viking Range (6 gas burners), Dual Oven, Sub Zero Refrigerator, Premium Bosch Dishwasher, Wine Cooler, Over-sized Wood Fireplace, Two Gas Fireplaces, Master Bathroom with Dual Shower and His/Her Staging Areas, WIFI, 50” LCD TV with Cable and a formal dining room with a beautiful, custom-made table that seats twelve. For children – multiple TV’s and gaming systems, ping pong table, board games, basketball court, bicycles, lacrosse wall and orange juice squeezer (for making fresh orange juice from the adjacent grove). Two private tennis courts exclusive to Groves residents are also located within walking distance.

More Details

Bill Knees
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Bill Knees

We (Bill, Ryan, Adam and Dana -- not pictured) moved to Rancho Santa Fe from the East Coast back in 2007 and absolutely love it here. It truly feels like we're on vacation year-round. Since we still enjoy traveling ourselves, we've only just recently decided to rent out our home when we're gone on a very limited basis. We know you'll love the home and the area as much as we do.

Bill Knees purchased this villa in 2007


Rancho Santa Fe Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 5 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Villa and Pool in Prestigious Rancho Santa Fe Gated Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

San Diego vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven very much enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property. The house, swimming pool and hot tub exceeded our expectations. The owner was very easy to work with and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home for a week in July 2015 while in San Diego for our daughter's wedding and cannot say enough good things about our stay. The owner was very helpful from the start and everything was perfect. We loved the house, the pool, the orange orchard and the roses.

Beautifully decorated and with everything you need for a very enjoyable stay. All of us loved going out to pick oranges and make fresh orange juice every morning. Great views, wonderful setting to relax and elegant, yet functional, decor. From our teenagers to the 100-year old grandparent, the house and outdoor amenities were enjoyed by all. Spacious - we especially loved the master bedroom suite - and the single floor living was very convenient, but with lots of room for everyone to have their own space or to gather all at once. Well equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking those family meals, and lots of space both inside and outside for dinner guests. We highly recommend this place and look forward to staying here again when we visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in San Diego and in this home. Plenty of space for our 3 families of 12 people, beautiful swimming pool, excellent grounds (with Orange trees), beautiful view of Rancho Santa Fe, and within close proximity to Del Mar. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

The Perfect Home for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning the owner was very courteous and quickly responded to our inquiries. The initial arrangements were simple, and the family was even kind enough to allow us to stop by beforehand to show some of the features of the home.

And the house simply put... was amazing! From the beautiful location, upkeep, decor, space, comfort, and breath taking views... I cannot emphasize enough how much we enjoyed ourselves. We had 7 adults, 3 toddlers, and 1 baby. The lovely home was large enough to easily accommodate everyone with room to spare. Every morning the kids enjoyed picking oranges and making fresh squeezed juice, and the outside pool area brings a serene feeling which allows you to kick back and relax. We enjoyed Legoland and the Safari Park which are close by, but may have had even more fun cooking family dinners and hanging out at the home.

I don't think many people will be able to experience this type of luxury, so if you're fortunate enough to be able to rent this home you will not be disappointed. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los angeles, california

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing location and beautiful home. It's spacious yet cozy and has a wonderful yard with pool and spa. We had a fabulous time

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose

GREAT family vacation! Luxurious and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Mini family reunion over the Thanksgiving Holiday. What a perfect home it turned out to be for us! We had 3 couples, 2 young adult girls, grandma, auntie, 2 toddlers and an infant. Each "couple" had their own bedroom and bathroom. The rooms were spacious enough to accommodate the portable cribs that each couple brought for their little one. The house provided lots of entertainment such as books, games, orange picking (from their little grove, we ate a lot of them), a ping pong table, tennis racquets and much,much more! The provided entertainment kept all of us busy doing something. The jacuzzi and pool are beautifully designed and were utilized a lot. the patio area was comfortable and relaxing for Grandma to watch the kids. We cooked meals,watched movies in the cozy family room, and just spent quality time together. Bill and Dana are accommodating, always available, and VERY nice people who care about their home and renters. This was a FABULOUS vacation!! HIGHLY recommend this gorgeous home!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Del Mar

Very private, yet close to everything. Just a 5 minute drive to downtown Rancho Santa Fe for restaurants and shopping. Also a short drive from Del Mar Fairgrounds (15 minutes), Beaches (15 minutes), Legoland (25 minutes), Sea World (25 Minutes), San Diego Zoo (30 Minutes), Safari Park (30 Minutes), San Diego Airport (35 Minutes), Mexico (45 Minutes) and Disneyland (65 Minutes).


Rates & Availability

Rancho Santa Fe Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Breeder's Cup
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 13 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $2,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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